Decision Aid Summary

Title Bronchitis: Should I take antibiotics?
Audience People with acute bronchitis who are also at risk for pneumonia, or have not gotten better in 14-21 days, or have COPD, asthma, CF, heart failure or a weak immune system.
Options included Take antibiotics for acute bronchitis.
Don't take antibiotics. Try home treatment instead.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Bronchitis
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.